Heart patch helps stem cells work magic
A young Sydney scientist has invented a body patch that breathes life into dead tissue following a stroke or heart attack, dramatically improving a patient’s chance of full recovery.
Smart new nanoparticle makes good drugs brilliant
A super-charged nanoparticle with truck-like power and GPS-style precision is poised to change the way medication is delivered to sick Australians.
Silk mends broken hearts
The world’s most luxurious fabric could soon be used to weave blood vessels that offer life to heart bypass patients, a breakthrough Australian study has found.
Crystal ball molecule predicts diabetes before it strikes
Australian researchers have developed a simple test to predict diabetes more than a decade before it strikes, a breakthrough that could help ease the impending diabetes epidemic.
Research experiences across the Tasman
Five talented student researchers from New Zealand took part in a summer scholarship at the HRI.
Illuminate 2017: Celebrating science and curiosity
The Heart Research Institute’s annual Awards for Excellence dinner, Illuminate, was recently held to celebrate and recognise some of our most up-and-coming scientists and showcase to our supporters some of the advances we are making in our mission to fight cardiovascular disease.
Gout drug mends broken hearts
A drug used to treat arthritis has been found to clear clogged arteries in heart attack survivors, world-first Australian research shows.
The life and death of platelets
At the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) 2017 Congress in Berlin, Germany, Professor Shaun Jackson presented his work on ‘Proinflammatory Function of Dying Platelets’.
HRI at the forefront of a global push for stroke screen
Older people should be routinely screened for an irregular heartbeat to prevent thousands of strokes worldwide each year, a top-level expert panel of health specialists has urged.